Digital Media and Omni-Channel Marketing

In 2018, digital media spending will surpass traditional media for the very first time. Traditional media still plays a crucial role in reaching consumers, but each new internet connected device, social network, and cutting edge app disrupts the old model, giving marketers a new point through which they can interact with their target customers. With so many choices, there are …

Media Planning: Changing Seasons and Shifting Creatives

As students head back to school, so many marketers are heading back to the drawing board to refresh their ad creatives for the fall & holiday shopping season. Indeed, while some marketers are still finalizing their Labor Day sales, others are already looking ahead to holiday media planning strategies, and for good reason. Last year, the majority of holiday shopping occurred on …

Digital vs. Traditional Media Advertising: What’s best?

A common question we get asked in 2018 is what percentage of my marketing budget should be allocated to digital advertising versus traditional media advertising. This is such a complex question because every business and advertiser has unique products and needs. Digital advertising provides trackable metrics that give marketing managers numbers to “prove” effectiveness. When a digital ad campaign generates …

Gen Z… where you won’t be finding them in the media

Gen Z is already moving away from Facebook….what’s next? Born between 1995 & 2010, Generation Z is growing up quickly and consuming content along the way. “Generally, members of Gen Z are tech-savvy, pragmatic, open-minded, individualistic — but also socially responsible,” An Hodgson, an income and expenditure manager at Euromonitor International, told Business Insider.” Business Insider goes on to remind …

Does Pandora advertising work?

Want to know a secret? There is one (ok, two but this blog is only going to share one) media that we buy consistently for clients  that always produces ROI. We probably shouldn’t share it with the internet because we want all the inventory to ourselves. But since we’re an agency that takes pride in educating our clients and delivering …

Viral Marketing: What does it take to go viral?

Curious about viral marketing? If you haven’t already, it’s time to check out this quick, insightful TED talk about with Dao Nguyen, a media Analytics Expert at Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed, is known to have a knack for what will go viral. (How else can you explain 800,000 people gathering online to watch nearly 700 rubber bands combust a watermelon?!?)  As a …

What’s OTT Advertising? Over the Top & Advanced TV

As TV viewing habits continue to change, advertisers are searching for new ways to engage with these fragmented audiences. We’re seeing more and more marketers shifting a large portion of their ad budgets to over-the-top, or “OTT advertising”, services which draw a growing number of viewers away from traditional television advertising, particularly those from the younger demos advertisers covet. (AdWeek 1.17.18) …

Seattle Advertising Agency: How to advertise your business

As the owner of a Seattle advertising agency, I can relate to business owners who are weighing heavily their advertising investments for 2018. With media fragmentation and 100+ cold calls a month from media reps pitching “the best opportunity”, “fire sale prices” or “their best station/website/audience” etc., how is the owner of a company (who has a million other things …

Luxury Marketing: advertising to an affluent demographic

We market to many demographics. Our service and value proposition for our advertising clients is knowing the media market and understanding through experience the best media channels for reaching specific demographics. A demographic in particular that we’ve been recognized for being successful at reaching is advertising to the affluent. Luxury marketing to affluent consumers is not as easy as geotargeting …

Traditional Advertising Agency – 2018 Advertising Costs

There are so many media options in 2018 that many business owners feel overwhelmed by the volume of cold calls they receive from advertising reps calling to sell them advertising. Our clients forward our traditional advertising agency sales pitches nearly every day that they’d like us to take a look at. Over the past 10 years we’ve seen thousands and …